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Knowles brothers in lead after day 1 of Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Championships

IN a tribute to their late great-grandfather, Exuma’s brothers Emit and Joss Knowles put on a show as they led the pack after day one of the Sir Durward Knowles National Junior Sailing Championships.

GB Shipyard targets tripling revenue to $250m by 2029

Grand Bahama Shipyard is aiming to more than triple its annual turnover to $250m within five years, its top financial executive asserting yesterday: "This is not wishful thinking."

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EU blacklist escape blocks double-digit insurance rise

Bahamian households and businesses yesterday escaped potential double-digit increases in insurance costs after this nation secured its removal from the European Union’s (EU) tax blacklist.

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FACE TO FACE: Angelique shares the gift of playful learning

WHO would have known that playing with flowers and twigs in the backyard, drawing a hopscotch board on the road with chalky rock, and skipping pebbles along the top of a turquoise sea would one day lead to a professional career helping children to learn better by playing! Angelique Shantel Thompson cherishes her childhood days in The Bahamas.

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'Phenomenal': Carnival's extra $100m to drive 5.5m GB cruise tourism surge

Carnival's extra $100m investment to double the volume of ships its new port can handle will lead a cruise-driven 5.5m visitor surge to Grand Bahama in 2028, it was revealed yesterday.

Freeport 'could attract $100bn if the economic model is right'

A Grand Bahama Port Authority (GBPA) director yesterday argued "Freeport needs $10bn, and could attract $100bn if we get the model right" amid a peace offering from the deputy prime minister.

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6,000 outstanding driver’s licenses awaiting collection from 2022.

THE police have said that over 6,000 outstanding driver’s licenses are awaiting collection from 2022.

GB airport demolition start 'within 30 days'

The deputy prime minister yesterday pledged demolition work at Grand Bahama International Airport will begin "within the next 30 days" after the Government "executed an agreement" with the UK operator.

FOCOL eyes 25% profit surge plus acquisitions

FOCOL Holdings is predicting a profit increase of 25.2 percent over the next three years with proceeds from its newly-launched $25m rights offering set to fund unspecified acquisitions and expansions.

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One month to move for vendors by cruise port

VENDORS at the Prince George Wharf said they don’t know where to go after the Downtown Revitalisation Unit told them they have until next month to vacate the area.

Deltec’s ‘secret’ $2bn credit line for FTX ally

A BAHAMIAN bank has been accused of aiding FTX by allegedly “sidestepping” this country’s banking laws, helping to “siphon off” customer funds and providing an up to $2bn “secret” credit line.

Market Slope move to unlock vendor sales

The Government senator leading downtown Nassau's overhaul has promised to create new vendor opportunities through the pedestrianisation of Market Slope.

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15-YEAR-OLD BOY IS KILLED BY GUNMAN: Brother watches on as younger sibling shot dead in street

A FIFTEEN-year-old boy is the victim of the country’s latest homicide, bringing the murder count for the year to 26.

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RBDF confiscates over 1,500 pounds of grouper caught since close of season

AUTHORITIES confiscated 1,500 pounds of Nassau Grouper in the past three weeks despite the closed season for the fish, according to acting Director of the Department of Marine Resources Gregory Bethel.

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‘Buddy’ Hield appointed ambassador-at-large

Chavano “Buddy” Hield continues to make great strides in Bahamian sports on and off the basketball court. Hield has been appointed as the Ambassador-at- Large by Prime Minister Philip “Brave” Davis at the Office of the Prime Minister.

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Retired nurse pleads for a new kidney

AFTER giving over 40 years of service to the local healthcare system, a retired Bahamian nurse is now facing her own major medical battle and hopes a kidney donor will come forward to provide her with the miracle she so desperately needs.

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Gov't targets $50m yearly via delinquent property tax sales

The Ministry of Finance's top official yesterday disclosed that the Government is aiming to raise between $25m-$50m annually from selling real estate owned by property tax delinquents.

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Buyers for FTX’s $256m real estate target 30% discounts

Deal-hunters seeking discounts of up to 30 percent are circling FTX’s $256m Bahamian real estate holdings as local liquidators move to secure realtors who will market 34 properties for sale.

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Top junior tennis player Patrick Mactaggart COTECC grade 1 champion

THE Bahamas’ top junior in the U14 division Patrick Mactaggart was victorious in the Grade 1 Copa Universidad Galileo Cotecc Tournament in Guatemala.

‘Sting operations’ net 1,500 pounds of illegal grouper

A senior fisheries official yesterday revealed that “sting operations” over the past three weeks have netted more than 1,500 pounds of Nassau grouper caught illegally out-of-season.